Building Energy & Environment Laboratory
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Nov 19, 2018: Tongling Xia has passed her Ph.D. candidancy and qualifying exams (both written and oral). Her proposed thesis title is "Estimating and Controlling indoor PM2.5 of outdoor origin". She has published one paper in Building and Environment and another paper in Energy and Buildings. Congratulations to Tongling!
Oct 29, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen received a research fund from the Boeing Company. "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins - Phase II". The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2018-GT-131, USD300,000 (~HKD2,351,000), 10/2018 to 12/2019. This is a follow-up project aiming to develop a clean cabin nozzle for airplanes.

Oct 26, 2018: Our paper "Shi, S., Bian, Y., Zhang, L., Chen, C.* (2017). A method for assessing the performance of nanofiber films coated on window screens in reducing residential exposures to PM2.5 of outdoor origin in Beijing. Indoor Air, 27, 1190-1200." was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers (Comparative exercise based on measuring downloads within the first 12 months of online publication, for articles published between July 2016 and June 2018).

Oct 24, 2018: Our alumni Mr. Sin Hang Ting (Charlie) secured a new position in CLP Engineering LtdCharlie was an FYP student (Aug 2016 to May 2017) and Research Assistant (Jun 2017 to Jun 2018) in our group. His work in our lab mainly focused on the energy audits in high-rise residential buildings and the design and fabrication of small-scale laboratory chambers for indoor air quality tests. Congratulations to Charlie! 

Oct 23, 2018: The paper "Xia, T., Chen, C.* Differentiating between indoor exposure to PM2.5 of indoor and outdoor origin using time-resolved monitoring data." has been accepted by Building and Environment. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Congratulations to Tongling!

Sep 20, 2018: Dr. Chao-Hsin Lin from the Boeing Company visited our group. We discussed the progress of our collaborative research project "Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins" and visited the Department of Building Services Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Host: Prof. Ruoyu You).

Aug 21, 2018: The paper "Yao, C., Wang, Z., Wang, Q., Bian, Y., Chen, C., Zhang, L., Ren, W. ICL absorption sensor for real-time monitoring of formaldehyde filtration by a nanofiber membrane." has been accepted by Applied Optics. This is a collaborative research with Prof. Wei Ren from our Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Aug 20, 2018: The paper "Liu, C.*, Yang, J., Ji, S., Lu, Y., Wu, P., Chen, C.* Influence of natural ventilation rate on indoor PM2.5 deposition." has been accepted by Building and Environment. This is a collaborative research with Prof. Cong Liu from the School of Energy and Environment at Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Aug 15, 2018: Our Building Energy & Environment Laboratory (BEE Lab) on 3/F in Academic Building 1 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has been renovated.Thanks to Tongling, Yue, Ye, and Charlie for their hard work!

Aug 03, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen visited the Boeing Company at Everett, WA, USA (Host is Dr. Chao-Hsin Lin). We visited Boeing's Everett factory. The Everett, Washington, facility is home to the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner production lines and is the world's largest building by volume.

Aug 01, 2018: Xinxian Yu (Ph.D. student), Ho Kam (Kelvin) Dai (M.Phil. student), and Haiqiang Zhang (RA) joined our group. Xinxian graduated from Dalian University of Technology. Kelvin graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Haiqiang graduated from Tsinghua University. Welcome!

Jul 31, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen visited the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities at Harvard Graduate School of Design. (Host is Dr. Bing Wang). Prof. Chun Chen, Prof. Ruoyu You, Dr. Bing Wang, and Dr. Bin Yan had a technical tour of the Net-Zero Energy Building in the center.

Jul 27, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen attended the 15th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2018) from July 22-27 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He gave a podium and a poster presentation and served as the Chair for two podium sessions. The photo is the Tsinghua alumni attending this conference.

Jul 18, 2018: The paper "Bian, Y., Wang, R., Wang, S., Yao, C., Ren, W., Chen, C.*, Zhang, L.* Metal-organic frameworks-based nanofiber filters for effective indoor air quality control." has been accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry A. This is a collaborative research with Prof. Li Zhang from our Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Congratulations to Ye!

Jul 18, 2018: Prof. Chun Chen gave an invited talk about green technologies in the 2018 “Green Energy” - Innovation & Technology Student Club (ITSC) Summer Camp. This event is organized by the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CINTEC) in Faculty of Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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